Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes Program

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Mindful Eating for Diabetes classes offered for State of Arizona Employees

Available to benefits-eligible State of Arizona employees, spouses and/or dependents ages 18 and over.

Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes?

Does managing your condition feel like an endless diet instead of a flexible, enjoyable, healthy lifestyle? Does your schedule, lifestyle, or location make it difficult for you to participate in diabetes education? Are you (way!) overdue for a diabetes management tune-up? Do you prefer to learn at your own pace in a setting that is familiar and comfortable?

With this complete self-paced online program, you will learn how to manage your diabetes mindfully without rigid meal plans or punishing exercise. Watch this introductory webinar: Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes.

For information about your HIP (Health Impact Program) points for these classes, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Put your SELF Back Into Diabetes Self-Management!

We get it. A diagnosis of prediabetes or diabetes can feel like a life sentence. It is natural to feel overwhelmed with everything you need to do to manage your condition: make sustainable changes to your eating and physical activity, monitor your blood sugar levels, prevent complications, and more…

But we have great news! Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Prediabetes and Diabetes is a practical mind-body approach that shifts the focus from rigid nutrition rules and strict exercise regimens to awareness of your physical sensations, thoughts, feelings, habits, and beliefs. You will learn how to become the expert in YOU!

ASU Research Study AnnouncementWhat you’ll learn…

During these six essential lessons, you’ll learn a whole new way to manage diabetes for life!

  • Savor every aspect of eating – yes, even with prediabetes or diabetes!
  • Eat what you love without guilt or fear of losing control
  • Discover simple yet powerful methods for knowing when, what, and how much to eat without restrictive rules
  • Understand how eating and physical activity affect your blood sugar
  • Learn the basics of nutrition in clear, practical terms
  • Embrace blood-sugar monitoring with an attitude of curiosity instead of fear
  • Decrease your anxiety about diabetes self-management
  • Make exercise a “get to” instead of a “have to”
  • Understand why medications may be an important part of your diabetes care
  • Become proactive at preventing the complications associated with uncontrolled diabetes
  • Develop powerful patterns of thinking so you can live the balanced, vibrant life you crave

This self-paced online program, facilitated by Michelle May, M.D. (founder of Am I Hungry?) and Megrette Fletcher MEd, RD, CDE (co-founder of The Center for Mindful Eating), will guide you through a step-by-step process for understanding how to listen to and understand your “inner expert” and put you in charge of your eating and self-care decisions.


Order Here

Get Started Now Includes everything you’ll need for just $179

(You will receive a refund of $129 if you elect to participate in the ASU Research Study; see information in the box above. You’ll receive study sign-up information after you register.)


Questions?

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Email your questions to AZHelpDesk@AmIHungry.com.

Call the Help Desk at (480) 704-7811 extension 303.


What participants say about these classes:

“I think about food and eating completely differently now.”

“This program is so freeing.”

“I actually want to test my blood sugar now!”

“I enjoy eating more than I ever have.”  

“I learned a lot about diabetes. I am now able to plan meals better which not only helps me, but also my husband.”

“Love the classes! Encouraging that I can be successful.”

Also recommended by Diabetes Professionals:

“Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes is a unique, positive program that just feels right!” – Becky Andrews, MS, RDN, CDE

“It will change your life!” – Peggy Marchini, RDN, CDE

“Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes is SO positive! You’ll feel happy to be a part of mindful diabetes management.” – Susan Clifford, RN, CDE

“A most worthwhile course.” – Jane O’Shea, Accredited Practicing Dietitian


Your Mindful Eating for Diabetes online classes include:

  • Six lessons taught by Michelle and Megrette that cover four essential topics:
    • Think: Conscious decision making using the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Cycle
    • Care: Education about diabetes self-management and preventing the associated complications
    • Nourish: Nutrition from a nonrestrictive, all-foods-fit perspective
    • Live: Physical activity that is enjoyable and can be integrated into daily life
  • Downloadable chapters of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes: A Mindful Eating Program for Thriving with Prediabetes or Diabetes (Second edition).  Option to purchase the paperback copy of the book will be available at checkout.
  • Password access to our private Member Portal and forum: Share your successes and discuss challenges with your community, access our Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Virtual Coach, write in your private journal, and use other great tools.
  • Daily brief Mindful Moment emails for six weeks to help keep you inspired and focused
  • Weekly Workshop Summary: Weekly email summarizing the workshop lessons to support your progress
  • Tools and handouts to help you manage your diabetes long-term

The Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Diabetes online classes allow you to progress through this life-changing material at a pace that works for you.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Awareness
Think: Why Do I Eat?
Care: Understanding Diabetes
Nourish: Paint by Number or Masterpiece
Live: Change Your Mind

Lesson 2: Curiosity
Think: When Do I Want to Eat?
Care: Glucose Monitoring
Nourish: Mindful Meal Planning
Live: Exercise is the Best Medicine

Lesson 3: Non-Judgment
Think: What Do I Eat?
Care: Taking Medications
Nourish: Clearing Carb Confusion
Live: Increase Your Stamina

Lesson 4: Being Present
Think: How Do I Eat?
Care: Staying Healthy
Nourish: Fat Facts
Live: Increase Your Strength

Lesson 5: Letting Go
Think: How Much Do I Eat?
Care: Problem Solving
Nourish: Protein Power
Live: Increase Your Flexibility

Lesson 6: Acceptance
Think: Where Do I Invest My Energy?
Care: A Flexible Approach to Self-Care
Nourish: Putting It All Together
Live: Mindful Movement


Order Here

Get Started Now Includes everything you’ll need for just $179

(You will receive a refund of $129 if you elect to participate in the ASU Research Study; see information in the box above. You’ll receive study sign-up information after you register.)


Questions?

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Email your questions to AZHelpDesk@AmIHungry.com.

Call the Help Desk at (480) 704-7811 extension 303.


About Your Mindful Eating for Diabetes Facilitators

Michelle May, M.D. and Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., R.D., C.D.E. have teamed up to help people with prediabetes and diabetes learn about the benefits of mindful eating for health, well-being, and better glucose control.

Michelle MayMichelle May, M.D.

Michelle’s insight and passion for mindful eating stem from her personal struggle with food and body image. After years of chronic yo-yo dieting, she discovered a balanced, mindful approach to food, movement, and self-care.

She created Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs and Training to help individuals resolve mindless and emotional eating and senseless yo-yo dieting to live the vibrant life they crave. Hundreds of health and wellness professionals have been trained to facilitate Am I Hungry? mindful eating programs worldwide.

Michelle is also the award-winning author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: A Mindful Eating Program to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Students, and Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program for Bariatric Surgery.

As an inspirational speaker, Michelle shares her compelling message and constructive keynotes with audiences around the world. Her intention is to empower individuals to live the vibrant lives they crave.

Megrette FletcherMegrette Fletcher, M.Ed., R.D., C.D.E.

Megrette is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who has worked in diabetes care since 1995. Her interest in mindful eating started in 1999 when she began meditating on a consistent basis. In 2005, she co-founded The Center for Mindful Eating, an international non-profit organization that explores the benefits of mindfulness and health. In addition to offering webinar trainings about the scientific benefits of mindfulness and health, Megrette has written five books for professionals including Diabetes Counseling and Educational Activities: Helping Clients without Harping on Weight, The Core Concepts of Mindful Eating, Discover Mindful Eating, Discover Mindful Eating for Kids and co-authored Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes with Michelle May MD.

She is very active in the cycling community, and in 2011, her passion for biking prompted her to form the largest and top-grossing cycling team in the Tour de Cure (for diabetes) Kennebunk fundraising event. Megrette, a dog lover, passable cook, and terrible bowler, is blessed to live and laugh with her family in beautiful in New Hampshire, outside of Boston. To learn more about Megrette, please visit her website at Megrette.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.